The German Language Today

The German language is spoken by over 100 million people worldwide, so it is not in danger of disappearing anytime soon. But like any living language, it is undergoing constant change.  It faces the pressures of globalization that see a few languages dominate trade and commerce. It has become less popular as a second language in much of the western world, though there are pockets of growth for its study at all educational levels.

German law requires that the children of migrants and refugees attend school. What impact will this influx of children have on the school system, and on the German language itself?


German graffiti is playful - and edgy.


North American university students don't want to learn German.


The Unword of the Year isn't just about making fun of new German words, it's about making a political statement.


What can be done to get North American university students to study German?